Kathleen Doheny

About Kathleen Doheny

Kathleen Doheny is a Los Angeles journalist specializing in health, behavior and fitness topics. She writes for a variety of health websites and publications, including WebMD, EverydayHealth, HealthDay and Health.

Articles Written by Kathleen Doheny

Metformin for Protection Against Alzheimer's, Cancer and Heart Disease?
12/07/2015 - Metformin, a drug taken by many with diabetes, may have much greater potential beyond controlling blood sugar, some experts say.
Reversing Diabetes with Weight Loss: Stronger Evidence, Bigger Payoff
08/15/2018 - New evidence supports the possibility of reversing type 2 diabetes by lowering fat build-up in the pancreas and liver; greatest chance of success when weight loss is achieved around the time of diagnosis. A physician-led liquid diet program proves highly effective to achieve T2D remission in many patients.
How Bad Is Sugar? Even the Earliest Exposure Should Be Avoided
07/27/2018 - Added sugars and artificial sweeteners negative impact health and development from the moment of conception on, so skip the sweetened beverages, juices, and sugary foods for your kid's long-term health.
Omega 3 Fatty Acids: Good for Heart Health? Pick Capsules or Food?
08/01/2018 - Two recent reports say eat a heart healthy diet that includes foods rich in omega 3 fatty acids, including cold water fish like salmon and trout as well as walnuts, flaxseed and chia seeds. Omega 3 supplements are only beneficial to reduce triglycerides.
How to Eat Rice and Potatoes without Spiking Your Blood Sugar—Add Lentils
08/07/2018 - For people with diabetes who love their rice and potatoes, adding some lentils may be the answer to better blood sugar control, and a more heart-healthy diet without having to give up on some favorite carbohydrates.
When Your Doctor Suggests Healthier Eating for Weight Loss: Which Diet Plan?
Four registered dietitians talked about the evidence behind three popular diets for health and weight loss that are often recommended to those with prediabetes and diabetes.
Low Thyroid Level in Newborns: New Clues on How Long to Treat
When babies are diagnosed with hypothyroidism at birth, more than half will outgrow the condition by the age of 3; otherwise, treatment with daily levothyroxine is all that is needed to assure normal growth and development.
PCOS Treatment: Use of Combination Therapy More Effective Long-Term
07/17/2018 - Common symptoms of polycystic ovary syndrome, PCOS, including acne, excess hair growth, and irregular period respond best to combination therapy with improvements increasing over time.
BCAAs: Possible Link to Gestational and Type 2 Diabetes
07/10/2018 - While branch chain amino acids (BCAAs) can help repair muscle after exercise, BCAAs appear to increase the risk of gestational diabetes and type 2 diabetes in women.
The Heart and Your Thyroid: What You Need to Know
06/27/2018 - For the first time, researchers provide evidence that people with hyperthyroidism or Graves' thyroiditis are at increased risk for cardiovascular disease and even when the most effective thyroid treatment leaves patients at risk for up to 20 years. A heart-healthy diet and low blood pressure are important strategies to reduce cardiac risk.
Antipsychotic Medications, Diabetes, and Your Kids: What to Know
06/28/2018 - Psych medicines given to children with serious behavioral problems and attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), can lead to weight gain and decreased insulin sensitivity, raising the risk of diabetes or worsening glucose control.
Heart Healthy Diet to Improve Cardiovascular Health, Lower Diabetes Risk
06/11/2018 - To lower your risk of cardiovascular disease, diabetes, inflammation, even thyroid disease, choose a heart diet that includes four foods found to improve heart health.

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